Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Sunday

It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....


Today is October 28th, the 302nd day of 2012. There are 64 days left in the year.


Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly statement regarding cancellation of 2012-13 schedule through Nov. 30.

NHLPA statement from Executive Director Don Fehr.

Visit the official league website,


Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts on this date in 1636. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America.


Seattle, WA. -- No one said being good was going to be easy.

Seventh-ranked Oregon State learned that Saturday night with its first loss.

OSU began the second half of the football season with a sluggish performance and Washington took advantage for a 20-17 Pac-12 Conference victory before a crowd of 60,842 in CenturyLink Field.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.


Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin. on this date in 1793.


CFL announces 100th Grey Cup entertainment.

Fitting Finale: Ticats close out Ivor Wynne in style.

Visit the leagues' official website,


On this date in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."


The Saskatchewan Roughriders close out the regular season and get ready for the playoffs when they travel to Vancouver to play the West leading BC Lions on Saturday, November 3rd. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. You can watch the game in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., catch the game online at

Visit the team's official website,


The St. Louis Police Department became the first to use fingerprinting on this date in 1904.


Tampa, FL. —The first specialist to blast 21 straight kickoffs for touchbacks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen has been a major field-position weapon this year.

Read the rest here.


The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, on this day in 1919. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Mommy keeps a watchful eye on Jimmy.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Nothing in particular. How 'bout you?


ALDS:  New York wins series 3-2.

NLDS: St. Louis wins series 3-2. 

American League Championship Series
Game Matchup                         Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit  4 @ New York 2 (12 innings) 
Gm 2 Detroit 3 @ New York 0
Gm 3 New York 1 @ Detroit 2
Gm 4 New York  1@ Detroit 8 Detroit wins series 4-0
All games on ESPN Radio

National League Championship Series 
Game Matchup                                 Day Date Time (ET)TV
Gm 1 St. Louis 6 @ San Francisco 4
Gm 2 St. Louis  1 @ San Francisco 7
Gm 3 San Francisco 1 @ St. Louis 2
Gm 4 San Francisco 3 @ St. Louis 8
Gm 5 San Francisco 5 @ St. Louis 0
Gm 6 St. Louis  1@ San Francisco 6
Gm 7 St. Louis 0 @ San Francisco 9  San Francisco wins series 4-3

2012 World Series
Game Matchup                               Day Date Time(ET)TV
Gm 1 Detroit 3 @ San Francisco 8
Gm 2 Detroit 0 @ San Francisco 2
Gm 3 San Francisco 2 @ Detroit 0 San Francisco leads series 3-0.
Gm 4 San Francisco @ Detroit Sun Oct. 28 8:00pm      FOX
Gm 5* San Francisco @ Detroit Mon Oct. 29 8:00pm FOX
Gm 6* Detroit @ San Francisco Wed Oct. 31 8:00pm   FOX
Gm 7* Detroit @ San Francisco Thu Nov. 1 8:00pm  FOX
* - If necessary


Fred Waller received a patent for water skis on this date in 1925.


Detroit, MI. --If pitching is the currency of baseball, as some say, then the Giants continued to sit on a gold mine Saturday night.

The next time they leave that perch could be to collect more riches -- their newest World Series rings.

Relying on clutch pitching from Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum, San Francisco crept one victory away from its second championship in three years by edging Detroit, 2-0, in Game 3 of the World Series. The Giants increased their Series lead over the Tigers to 3-0 and appear poised to capture their seventh world title in franchise history.

Read the rest here.


The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary on this date in 1936.


Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the #1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the #1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" had been the #1 song for 11 weeks.

1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the second time. He performed "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me." Sullivan presented Presley with a gold disc for "Love Me Tender."

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" was released in Britain.

1968 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)."

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" hit #2 in the U.S.

2005 - A new Tennessee license plate featuring Elvis was unveiled. 


U.S. President Harry Truman
swore in Eugenie Moore Anderson as the U.S. ambassador to Denmark. Anderson was the first woman to hold the post of ambassador on this date in 1949.


Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles made their first major stage appearance at the Liverpool Empire. The bill was headed by Little Richard, with Craig Douglas, Jet Harris, Kenny Lynch and Sounds Incorporated.

2003 - The DVD "Ed Sullivan Presents the Beatles" was released. 


The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO, was completed on this date in 1965.


Today in Sports History:

1961 - 
Construction began on Municipal (Shea) Stadium for the New York Mets.

1923 - Fats Henry was credited with a 94-yard punt. Research later indicated that it was an 83-yard punt.

1984 - The New York City Marathon was marred by its first fatality when a French runner collapsed and died.

1993 - Ron Francis (Pittsburgh Penguins) became only the 38th player in NHL history to achieve 1,000 career points.

1994 - The NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association announced an agreement for the formulation and implementation of the most comprehensive drug and alcohol policy in sports.

1996 - Members of the New York Yankees and their manager appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

1997 - The NBA announced that they had hired the first women to officiate a major-league all-male sport. The women were Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer.


 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty was celebrated in New York on this date in 1986.


Coming up --

Tonight --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- World Series Game 4 San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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